Sweet Pea has been made famous lately. She is the featured model of the Modified Drops Eyelet Baby Cardi on Ravelry, due to a great photo of her in her Strawberry Sunset sweater. She is featured on the February Lady Sweater pattern page as well, albeit in utero. Today, however, she was rocketed into Ravelry stardom (infamy??) with a thread in the forums.
Turns out my cute little project page on her development from conception to birth is a source of controversy. Some people are being downright hateful about it, some people are really positive about it . . . all in all, I feel between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, she is NOT a knitting project, and therefore doesn't belong in my notebook. On the other hand, it took me 40 long weeks to make her, she is the most beautiful, wonderous, amazing thing I've ever made, and I want everyone to see her. I love the comments, the congratulations, the excitement that surrounds her. And I love seeing the pics of my belly expanding. The pics were not saved to the PC, and they are no longer accesible via flickr - if I delete the project, that record is gone.
I dont' know what to do. I recieved notification from Ravelry admin that the project has been noted as not in the spirit of Rav, they hinted that it should be removed, but also said it didn't have to be.
I feel like I've done something wrong. I never should have read the thread - now I feel unwelcome and shunned . . . and I know that's just silly. No one will remember who posted the project of their pregnancy, and it's not like there aren't others who did it (I was first though), but I feel like I'm being accused of wrecking Ravelry. And that sucks!